Aspen weekend forecast calls for a chance of snow
November 20, 2009
ASPEN – Clear skies have prevailed since last weekend’s snows in Aspen moved out, but the resort could see some snow this weekend, according to the National Weather Service.
No specific accumulations are forecast, but the National Weather Service was predicting partly sunny skies on Saturday with a chance of snow in the afternoon and highs in the 30s. Mostly cloudy skies and a chance of snow are predicted Saturday night, with lows of 10 to 20.
Sunday’s forecast calls for mostly cloudy conditions, with a 20 percent chance of snow in the afternoon and highs in the 30s. The chance of snow bumps up to 40 percent Sunday night.
Partly sunny skies are expected Monday, with mostly cloudy skies Tuesday and partly cloudy skies Wednesday and Thursday. There is a chance of snow in the forecast through at least Tuesday night.
Opening day of the ski season at Aspen Mountain and Snowmass is Thursday, Nov. 26. Though it has been sunny all week, cold temperatures have allowed the Aspen Skiing Co. to make snow daily in preparation the first lift-served turns of the season.
The weekend forecast for the lower valley, including Carbondale and Glenwood Springs, calls for a 20 percent chance of rain and snow on Saturday afternoon, with highs of 35 to 45, and partly sunny skies, again with highs of 35 to 45, on Sunday. Mostly cloudy skies and a 20 percent chance of snow are predicted Monday, according to the weather service.